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Siemens Gamesa plans first US offshore wind factory

Virginia facility marks first step in development of US supply chain for offshore wind

Spain-based turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy plans to invest $200mn in the first US offshore wind turbine blade factory at the Portsmouth Marine Terminal, Virginia. The move marks the first step towards the creation of a supply chain within the US for the offshore wind sector, which is gaining momentum as the Biden administration focuses on unlocking its potential and catching up with growth in Europe and Asia. Siemens Gamesa is investing in the Virginia plant after booking a firm order to supply local power company Dominion Energy with blades for its 2.6GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project. “We are showing that the US is open for business on clean energ

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